Monthly Archives: February 2010

Alternative Stories

In the book, Super-Freakenomics, the authors begin with a curious story about what happened when cable television came to villages in India. Which doesn’t sound like it’d be that interesting. I mean nobody wants to read about what cable has done for my life.

But this is actually fascinating. Because cable television didn’t come to every village. Only some villages got the blessing we know of as ESPN, leaving others wondering just what team did Antawn Jamison go to? But what this situation did, is let economist know exactly what kind of impact introducing Television had on the rural, Indian culture. And the results might surprise you. Continue reading Alternative Stories

Lent

When Leslie and I were at Harding, we spent a semester studying in Greece, and one of the weeks of the program consisted of touring Egypt. It was amazing to say the least. But our timing was a bit off. We went during the month of Ramadan, a Muslim holiday, that involves abstaining from food and sex while the sun is up. Then the participants break the fast (in community) when the sun sets.   Continue reading Lent

Sola Scriptura

So I’ve been wrestling with the eighth chapter of Acts for the past few weeks, trying to figure out what was going on then, and what that could mean for Jesus’ followers today. The story is pretty bizarre to be honest. A guy named Phillip is swept up by the Spirit (whatever that means) and is taken to meet an Ethiopian Eunuch, a man who’s in a high political position, who’s driving a chariot back to Africa. Continue reading Sola Scriptura